This Trail In Louisiana Will Lead You To Extraordinary Ancient Ruins
By Jackie Ann|Published March 26, 2017
Louisiana native and LSU Alum (Geaux Tigers!), Jackie has lived in Louisiana for over three decades and currently lives in New Orleans. She's been writing for OnlyInYourState since 2016 and can often be found with a coffee at her side, dreaming of her next adventure.
Poverty Point is still a bit of a mystery, but new clues are constantly being discovered. In its heyday, it was a massive 72 ft.-tall mound, built by hand centuries ago. Today you can visit the site and walk around the 2.6-mile trail, learning all about this amazing piece of Louisiana history.
Poverty Point was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1962. In 2014, it became a World Heritage Site, joining the ranks of other historical sites like Stonehenge, The Great Wall of China, and the Pyramids of Giza.
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